Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Grant County Republican Party hosted a rally on Saturday in support of President Donald Trump. Participants held up signs and heard and danced to patriotic music. The Republican Party also had postcards for visitors to sign to send in support of the 45th President.
A similar rally was held at Leyendecker Plaza in Deming. The Republican Party of Luna County rallied at the national Spirit of America Rally at 11 am, holding signs and waving as traffic drove by. Trump supporters nationwide were encouraged to peacefully demonstrate via the March 4 Trump website.
In sports news, the Lady ‘Stangs faced a tough 9-8 loss in eight innings against Texas Women’s in their first game and a 9-1 loss in five innings in the second game on Saturday. WNMU plays at West Texas A&M in a doubleheader on Friday.
Mustang Golf finished second at the New Mexico Military Institute Bronco Invitational on Sunday. WNMU posted rounds of 284 and 288 to finish four-strokes back of Midland College, and bested third place team Colorado School of Mines by 10 shots. All three teams were tied at 284 after the first round. The Mustangs return to action March 20th at the Cal Baptist University Invitational.
In legislative action, the House of Representatives passed a bill to increase access to dental care for New Mexicans. HB 264 creates a new dental practitioner position in New Mexico, the position of dental therapist. It sets the scope of practice for the new position, establishes limits on the service area for practitioners, and lists the requirements for licensing and supervision.
The House of Representatives unanimously voted to adopt a rule to make the posting of bills with the proposed amendment incorporated, a practice known as “amendments in context,” a permanent part of the House operational rules.
A bill to keep New Mexico on Daylight Saving Time passed the Senate floor, putting New Mexico one step closer to never having to change the clocks again. The bill would put New Mexico on Mountain Daylight Saving Time year round and do away with moving clocks forward an hour in March and back an hour in November.
The House of Representatives unanimously concurred with the Senate-amended version of House Bill 113, legislation to establish a statewide broadband network in New Mexico. HB 113 now goes to Governor Susana Martinez for her signature.
The 60-day legislative session ends March 18th.